April 19, 2014

Surviving Infidelity

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by Contributing Writer, Tonya Ferguson Almost 3 years ago, my then 9 year old marriage, was put to the ultimate test. A test I would've never in a million years guessed it would have to take. My best friend had betrayed me for another, and the happily ever after marriage I was so thankful for, shattered to pieces around me. We had a 7 year old, 4 year old, 2 year old and 10 month old at … [Read more...]

One Thousand Gifts {and a Giveaway!}


Have you read One Thousand Gifts yet? In this incredible, life-changing book, Ann Voskamp captures so eloquently and beautifully, the mystery and the awesomeness of Mighty God, encouraging you and me to LIVE FULLY right where we are. Do you find yourself hurrying about from this to that?  Fretting over the house, the kids, the chores, the bills?  Have you lost perspective?  Given up hope? … [Read more...]

10 Healthy Habits for a Happy Marriage

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By Contributing Writer Daniele Evans Keeping our marriage healthy long after the I Do altar commitment is definitely a work in progress. I don't think we ever arrive at a place where we can fold our hands and call it done. Marriage is a living thing. Without care and nurturing, like all living things, it will suffer. As wives we have a unique and wonderful opportunity to contribute our … [Read more...]

The ULTIMATE Homemaking eBook Bundle

Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97! More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking … [Read more...]

Making Home a Haven: It’s a Priority


I was almost completely absent from this blog last week.  Well, with the minor exceptions of the delicious plum jam and gluten-free chocolate chip cookie pie recipes that I shared.  You may realize by now that I can often share recipes because, after all, I do cook every day, and also because they're fun for me and require little to no deep thinking. Making Home a Haven Has to Be a … [Read more...]

Dear Overwhelmed Mother of Little Ones,

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These are hard days, I know.  There's little sleep, too many dishes, and always a diaper to change.  And it seems there's always some mom who has it all figured out, too, leaving you feeling less than adequate for not having scrapbooked the kids' entire lives thus far.  You used to sew, but those days have been exchanged for full-time laundry duty, and because of this, you feel guilty for your … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday: My Best Friend


Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;  His love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1   Today I'm so thankful for my best friend. I'm thankful for my husband who works SO hard to provide for our family of ten.  And does an amazing job! I'm thankful that we've grown up together. About 20 years ago, we decided to get married.  We're two very different people now than we were then, and … [Read more...]

Called to Battle


By Guest Writer Sarah at Mama Sweet Pea My life is busy. I am a typical home school mom with 7 children. (If there ever was such a thing.) My husband and I have always wanted to be obedient to God's will for our lives.  We were obedient with allowing him to decide the size of our family. We were obedient to home school.  We really thought we had things figured out. Then when my … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday: Celebrating 16 Years!


Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;  His love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1   This past weekend, my husband and I, together with our boys, celebrated 16 years of marriage.  We had discussed what to do to celebrate, and seeing how I'm nine months pregnant and all, we  knew we wanted to stay close to home and keep it simple this year. Both of us felt like we wanted to include … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday: Nine Blessings


Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;  His love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1   Sometimes I feel like I'm redundant when it comes to Thankful Thursday posts, because inevitably, I want to talk about the same things:  the eight nine men in my life now. They are my world. They challenge me to be a better person. A better wife. Not just for my husband's sake, but for the sake of being … [Read more...]